Two of my students were selected for All State, four students were chosen for VCHB this year, 2017!


A gift from the Moorpark High School Wind Ensemble to David Singer after their performance together.

David Singer loves to share about his beginnings in music as part of the Canoga Park High School Band in Southern California. He says that having played for and met presidents, prime ministers, Nobel Prize winners and kings, there is one thing many of them have in common: they also played in their high school music ensembles.

Having recently retired from Montclair State University as an esteemed Professor Emeritus, he has finally returned to Southern California where his love of music was born. He is enjoying the opportunity to work with the students of high school band programs in the area inspiring their growth through music. He knows that their experiences during this time will make a lasting impact on their lives and his goal is that their love of music will stay with them forever.

Master Classes and performances with the Moorpark High School band resulted in Mr. Singer being invited to become a Woodwind Coordinator and Director of the Moorpark HS Clarinet Choir. During each rehearsal of the choir he works with each clarinetist on the fundamentals of playing (sound, technique, and rhythm) and also plays and performs in the ensemble with the students.

The Moorpark HS Clarinet Choir has become a crowd favorite at many of the band performances throughout each school year.

Prof. Singer particularly enjoys his one-on-one music lessons with high school students because of the impact that is possible at this stage in their development. He works with them to enhance their abilities. The better they get, the more fun making music becomes for them. They are able to perform with confidence and they experience the joy of being really good at something they love. This translates throughout their lives, leaving them with the confidence to become kings and queens and a love of music to inspire them for a lifetime.